A very happy Labor Day open thread to you from Mary Harris Jones, better known as Mother Jones, one of the greatest figures in all of American history, who organized and rallied thousands of railroad workers, garment workers, textile workers, steel workers and miners, and whose enemies dubbed her “a notorious and troublesome woman” and “the most dangerous woman in America.” When once introduced as a “humanitarian,” Jones snapped, “I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser.” May we draw strength and inspiration from her tireless badassery.


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